Wanda knows she’s going to be a star someday, so why not start acting like one right now? Her siblings and her dog, Wilbur, languish on the sidelines as Wanda demands more than her fair share of attention. When the tables turn and another member of the family experiences a taste of fame, Wanda must decide how to handle being outside of the spotlight as she watches someone she’s taken for granted Flop to the Top! (Toon, $12.95). Author/illustrator Eleanor Davis and co-illustrator Drew Weing have created a lighthearted romp that will make children laugh even as they pause to consider the error of Wanda’s ways. Ages 5-8

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ISBN: 9781935179894
Availability: Backordered
Published: Toon Books - September 8th, 2015

One day, a young girl exploring the junkyard near her trailer happens upon a robot as diminutive as she is. After using her mechanical skills to help bring it back to life, she sets out to teach the Little Robot (First Second, $16.99) about everything in her world, from cats to flowers. When an enormous automaton comes to take her new friend back to the factory from whence it came, the girl must save it—and herself—from their enemy’s jaws. Ben Hatke’s nearly wordless adventure is as charming as it is unique, and will be sure to attract fans of graphic novels as well as newcomers to the format. Ages 6-9

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ISBN: 9781626720800
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 1st, 2015

Hopper knows her new school is weird from the moment she sets eyes on it: the building looks like a haunted mansion. Her principal is scary, her Mandarin teacher seems to hate her, and the number nine is painted all over the school. When Eni and Hopper both notice that patterns in their school’s weirdness are linked to binary languages, they become friends and Secret Coders (First Second, $17.99 HB/ $9.99 PB). Gene Luen Yang combines fun puzzles with an entertaining story about a girl discovering who she is and finding her place in a new school. Mike Holmes uses a simple color palette to great effect in his illustrations for this first installment of a promising new series. Ages 8-12

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By Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626720756
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Published: First Second - September 29th, 2015

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By Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626722767
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: First Second - September 29th, 2015